Collision Vision Podcast: Building a High-End Collision Repair Empire with Robert Molina

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The owner of Collision Care Xpress in Florida talks about how he built his single shop into a multi-building, 100,000-square-foot campus.

Robert Molina is the owner of Collision Care Xpress in Pompano Beach, FL. Robert has been focusing on building a massive, beautiful shop, that has really evolved into a campus in its own right, instead of scaling via multiple locations. In addition to being one of the nicest, most charismatic people you’ll meet, Robert is a big company culture advocate, and we'll get into that, as well as a whole lot more.

Episode Overview

As the episode begins, Robert dives into his background and the story behind Collision Care Xpress. You can feel his passion and dedication to the company, as he credits it for transforming his life and emphasizes the incredible team behind their success.

Robert started this business during the economic downturn in 2008. Talk about taking advantage of an opportunity in uncertain times! He shares his childhood fascination with body shops and the impact of a high school collision class that sparked his passion. From there, Robert takes us on a journey, explaining the importance of hiring the right people and his business's transformation since its inception.

But it wasn't always smooth sailing. Robert recounts the struggle of being forced to stick with the name Collision Care Xpress by the city. However, despite the initial doubts, the name became a positive and well-known brand in the community. You'll be blown away by the perseverance and creativity that Robert brings to his business.

Speaking of his business, did you know Collision Care Express currently operates possibly the biggest independent in Florida? They have four buildings and are in the process of acquiring a fifth. This new building will specialize in high-end repairs, requiring specialty tools and technicians. With roughly 100,000 square feet altogether, their campus is a true testament to their success.

Key Takeaways

1. Grow with good employees---focus on them and build a culture.
2. Never be scared. If you are being pulled into growth, run with it.
3. Have a good relationship with everyone you come across.

The episode wraps up with Robert sharing his insights into the future of Collision Care Express. They are continuing to work closely with manufacturers and expanding into areas without their service, always striving for excellence. You'll also get a sneak peek into some exciting upcoming projects and partnerships, including one with Amazon.

Tune in to this episode of The Collision Vision podcast and join the conversation. Robert Molina is breaking the mold and crushing it in the collision repair industry, and you don't want to miss the valuable knowledge and inspiration he shares. 

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